Youth Voice, Youth Participation and Leadership (Top YVH Recommended Resources)

1. The Lundy Model of Child Participation 2007, 2023

2. Values for co-production between young people and organisations by Involving Young People’s Collective 2022

3.“Our Scale” of Involvement  & ‘Dont say its Youthled when its not” by Project Hope, 2020

4. Supporting Youth Voice In Organisations, Cathcart J, YVH, 2020

5. Top Tips for Youth Voice in Organisations, YPIL Advisory Panel, National Lottery, 2020

6. Leaders of Now – iwill 2020The #iwill ambassador story 2013-2020 including ‘Learning from young ambassadors’

7. Zoom in to Youth Voice, Becko L. Sound Connections, 2018

8. Guided By Young Voices, The Roundhouse, 2017

9. Hear By Right, NYA, 2018

10. Top Tips to Involve Young People, NHS Youth Forum Poster

11. Participation Handbook, Grace and Grace, Erasmus, 2017

11. Golden Rules for Young People, Children’s Commissioner Scotland 2017


Charters, Reports, Research

    1. Youth Engagement Impact Study: UK Youth Parliament and Youth Policy Dev Group March 23, by ECORYS and Participation People.
    2. The Lundy Model of Child Participation 2007
    3. Youth Voice – what exactly are we talking about: A Typology of the UK by Centre for Youth Impact 2022
    4. Who is heard where? Mapping youth voice activity across the UK, Hickman Dunne, Mahmood, Burke, Centre for Youth Impact 2022,
    5. Youth Voice Charter 2020, YVH/Cathcart J.
    6. Participation Charter 2006, CYPN & Participation Works
    7. Young Voices Heard: The Power of Youth Challenge one year on – YVH 2020 Cathcart J 
    8. Children’s Participation from Tokenism to Citizenship, Roger Hart, UNICEF 1992
    9. New and Innovative forms of Participation in Decision-making processes, Crowley & Moxon, Council of Europe, 2017
    10. A Seat At the Table for Everyone (Salto, Erasmus, 2019)
    11. Participation Models: Citizens Youth, Online 1992
    12. Decision Making: Children and Young People’s Decision-Making, Scottish Govt 2020  Guidance and Research References
    13. Real Decision-Making? School Councils in Action: Geoff Whitty & Emma Wisby, Institute of Education, University of London
    14. Young in Decision-making – A Study on the Impacts of Youth on Adults and Organizations, Univ of Wisconsin, 2000
    15. Listen and Change – A Guide to Children and Young People’s Participation Rights, Participation Works 2003

13. Children’s Participation in Decision-making Ireland 

14. Good Youth Employment Charter  Youth Emp UK, 2016-2020 sign up earns you a ‘Youth Friendly Badge’ 

15. Children’s voices must be heard when developing policies that affect them, says the British Academy | The British Academy 2022

Directories of Resources

1. Decision Making: Children and Young People’s Decision-Making, Scottish Govt 2020  Guidance and Research References

2. Directory of Covid19 views: RCPCH, 2020

3. SALTO Participation in democracy/information and links across Europe 2020  Youth Participation Archives – Salto (

National Youth Forums (a selection waiting to be reviewed)

Bank of England Youth Forum managed by The British Youth Council

Additional Resources awaiting review – Direct Links

International Articles



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